Ominous, distorted and eerie, the sound of storm-drenched shores introduces a s--l--o--w thunderous riff of classic Black Sabbath origin, periodically underscored by mumbling, possessed vocals. All of a sudden, I have horns on my head and a sword--no, wait, an electric guitar shaped like a sword--in my hands! This is the land of mutated doom `n' gloom Nordic Pagan rock, and there's no turning back. It's right there on the front sleeve in big letters, "Destroy Religious Fascism". Thus begins the latest chapter & verse in the Bible of Julian Cope, indie rock star & druidic shaman extraordinaire.